Last Minute Christmas Gift

Kevin reminded me that I reminded him that a great last minute Christmas gift is an Amazon Gift Card.  The reason is because you can email or print and give the card to someone.  Of course it comes in all sizes and you can get just about anything at Amazon.

1) E-mail a personalized gift card for immediate delivery.
2) Print a personalized gift card on your own printer. (Remember to have your credit card handy when you’re ready to print).
3) Mail a personalized gift card (shipping is free, of course). Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery.
4) Order a Gift Card with your other purchases in your shopping cart.

You can also check out the Orangejack Mall for other great shops and online shopping resources.

My Name’s Cake

Dear Mom and Dad,

Thank you for my name.  I don’t tell you often but I do appreciate it.  Mostly because the name you gave me will not keep me from eating cake.

Heath & Deborah Campbell named their kids Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.  And would you believe that little Adolf almost couldn’t get a birthday cake with his name on it?

I can’t imagine not eating cake.

Thanks for the name and the everlasting opportunity to have a cake with my name on it.

Rob Williams

Christmas Comes to Pac-Land or How Christmas ’82 was Saved

As everyone knows, every year Christmas is always dangerosly close from not happening until a hero steps in to save Christmas.  Do you know who did it in 1982?

If you guessed our heroes in 1982 were Pac-Man (aka “Packy”), Mrs. Pac-Man (aka “Pepper”), Pac-Baby, Chomp-Chomp, and Sourpuss, you’d be right on.

Times were tough in 1982 for the Pac family and all in Pac-Land.  Not only did our heroes need to save Santa and thus Christmas, they were constantly being terrorized by the ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde, and Sue floating around trying to chomp the Pac family.  

I’m very thankful for the Hanna-Barbera Productions company who took it upon themselves to document for us this moment in time by their retelling of when Christmas Comes to Pac-Land!

AOL Video: Christmas Comes to Pac-Land

I’ve embedded the documentary above from AOL Video, but if it’s not there, you can also try YouTube where it’s broken down into a 3-part series: Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3

Shopping at the Orangejack Mall

I’ll try and highlight this again later, but wanted to let you know I’ve been working hard on the Orangejack Mall and feel like we’ve got some great resources and ideas for online shopping.  Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Two things I’ll point out right now is I have a “Rob’s Recommended” store on Amazon that has books, DVDs, and other stuff that I have personally selected and encourage you to check out.  The other is a store that Patricia made on Etsy selling some homemade jewelry.  It’s really good stuff.  You can get to all of that from the mall.  

Oh, and I made the address of the mall easy to remember:

See you there!

Family Group Names Missing

I’m frustrated.  I realized that there are some names for family groups that are missing.  Sometimes the English language is just inadequate.

Immediate Family

A male child is a son
A female child is a daughter
Together they are children

A male parent is a father
A female parent is a mother
Together they are parents

A male grandparent is a grandfather
A female grandparent is a grandmother
Together they are grandparents

A male sibling is a brother
A female sibling is a sister
Together they are siblings

Extended Family

A male child of a sibling is a nephew
A female child of a sibling is a niece
Togther they are [nephews and nieces?]

A male sibling of a parent is an uncle
A feamle sibling of a parent is an aunt
Together they are [uncle and aunt?] 

A male child of an [uncle and aunt] is a cousin
A femal child of an [uncle and aunt] is a cousin
Together they are [cousins?]


I wonder why it is that when it comes to the extended family, we don’t have the same generic, logical lanuage to describe them as we do for our immediate family?